Additional public transport routes now operating across Newcastle

Additional public transport routes are now operating across Newcastle.

More than 160 services across the bus, ferry and light rail network have been added to improve commute times and the frequency outside of peak periods and on the weekends.

Minister for Transport David Elliott said the routes include a game-changing service between Charlestown and Newcastle.

“The new express route, the 10X, is a game-changer and will take about 20 minutes to travel between Charlestown and Newcastle Interchange during the morning and afternoon peaks,” he said.

“It will take the same time as an individual car trip travelling along City Road – without the stress of finding a park.”

“We have also extended the operating hours of the on demand service until 6pm on weekdays, connecting in with the new express route.”

“Extra light rail services have been added to weekends, with services now every 15 minutes from 7am to 1am on Saturday and Sunday, and there are more ferry services across weekdays and Saturdays.”

Customers can plan their trip, find out more about the improvements or get in touch with the Newcastle Transport team at

Service improvements from 3 April 2022 will include:

  • Introduction of a new express route, the 10X, between Charlestown and Newcastle CBD – an additional 90 bus services each week
  • Extending the On Demand hours from 4pm to 6pm on weekdays – an additional 10 hours of services each week
  • Improving the frequency on the light rail on weekends to 15 minutes between 7am and 1am – over 20 additional trips each week
  • Improving the frequency on the ferry from Monday to Saturday – over 50 additional trips each week.

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